Kenneth Jezek

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Kenneth Jezek
Other namesKen Jezek
Kenny Jezek
OccupationActor
Years active1985 - present
Spouse(s)Karen Kelly
 
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Kenneth Jezek
Other namesKen Jezek
Kenny Jezek
OccupationActor
Years active1985 - present
Spouse(s)Karen Kelly

Kenneth Jezek is an American actor and dancer.

Career[edit]

Kenneth Jezek is best known for starring in the TV Soap Opera The Days of Our Lives, playing Lars Englund, in 1986 and 1987.

Prior to transitioning into acting, he was a professional dancer, often touring and teaching master jazz and tap classes in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Jezek's dancing credits include the Los Angeles companies of the award-winning Broadway musicals Cats and 42nd Street. He was also a regular series dancer in Fame, and a featured dancer in the movies Pretty In Pink and Fast Forward.[1]

Jezek has numerous national and local commercial, music video and industrial credits as well.[1]

Often credited as "Kenny" (due to the fact his middle initial is "E"), Jezek's movie career resurrected in 2009 with the Advent Film Group production Come What May with his wife Karen.

Personal life[edit]

Kenneth Jezek is married to actress Karen Kelly who played Brenda Clegg on Capitol.

After leaving Hollywood, the couple (who met at a Hollywood party in 1986), were married in 1989 and became heavily involved in the theatrical arts ministry of a large local church where they acted, directed, and choreographed skits and musical productions. They have also starred in three independent Christian films, including Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore in which Karen played the title role. In addition to Come What May, the Jezeks can be seen together in A Father's Heart.[1]

They moved to Arizona in 1988 and have two daughters, Savanna and Shiloh. In 1999, the pair appeared on the 700 Club to talk about their new life as born again Christians.[1][2]

Jezek holds black belts and full instructor certifications in several martial arts disciplines, founded Christian Freestyle Karate, and owned and operated a successful martial arts school.[1][2]

They reside in Chandler, Arizona.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
1985Fast ForwardCaesar's Gang Member
2004Karla Faye Tucker: ForevermoreDana Brown
2009Come What MayDon Hogan
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1985FameCats dancerEpisode: A Place to Belong
1986-87The Days of Our LivesLars EnglundEpisodes: Unknown
1987St. ElsewhereJack DevlinEpisode: You Again?

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Cast Bios". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Where are they now?". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 

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